The Thunder Nation Cup celebrates cultural diversity and provides an opportunity for individuals to represent their community.
Last season the Thunder Nation Cup was contested by teams representing Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Fiji, Nepal and African Nations with close to 1,000 participants trialling to represent their community.
After progressing through the Community Round, Afghanistan and Nepal contested the Thunder Nation Cup final at Spotless Stadium, prior to the KFC Big Bash League fixture between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades.
For the first time, Afghanistan won the Thunder Nation Cup, defeating Nepal by five wickets.
“For a lot of the guys it’s a dream come true to play here,” Afghanistan captain Hameed Kherkhah said after the match.
“The win means a lot to us. We made the semi-finals a few years ago but today we were in the final and we got over the line so it was pretty good. It means a lot to everybody in our community.”
For more information on the Thunder Nation Cup, please contact Sydney Thunder.